BCJ 565
Deviant Behavior
Online Course

BCJ 565 Deviant Behavior

3 Semester Units

Deviant Behavior examines deviance from key sociological perspectives and theories. The course provides real-world examples of deviance throughout to encourage critical thinking about deviant behavior and its impact at the personal level and on society as a whole.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Assess the importance of social norms and the classification of deviant behavior.
  • Evaluate the role that individuals in society play when creating deviance.
  • Discuss the various extensions and criticisms of anomie theory.
  • Assess the role of group and subcultural components in producing substance abuse.
  • Distinguish between the normative, reactionist or relativist, and critical conception of deviance.
  • Discuss labeling theory as it applies to mental illness and juvenile delinquency.

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